HOOKSETT, N.H. - Andrew Goduco (Marlborough, MA) totaled two goals and an assist to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a 8-3 ECAC Northeast hockey victory over Nichols College at The Ice Den Monday night. The Penmen improved to 5-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 in the ECAC. The Bison are now 6-2-1 and 1-1 in the league.
The Penmen, who are off to their best start since 2004-05, got a goal and two assists from Ryan DiBartolomeo (Leominster, MA). Jon Lizzotte (Winslow, ME) had a goal and an assist for SNHU, who got two assists apiece from Dave Carroll (Arlington, MA), Mark Lodge (Alfred, ME) and Brandon Hammermeister (Calgary, ALB). Thomas Ohlson (York, ME), Evan Williams (Gilford, NH), Corey Hamblett (Milton, VT) and John Frey (Westminster, CO) also had single goals for the hosts.
Eric Cremer (Chelsea, MI), Matt Roberts (Merrimac, MA) and Ryan Gervais (Chicago, IL) each had goals for Nichols.
The Penmen opened up a 2-0 lead just over six minutes into the game and took that lead into the first intermission. Southern New Hampshire scored four more goals in the second to take a 6-0 lead after two periods. The Bison would not get on the board until 1:02 into the third period, but notched a pair of power play goals over the final 20 minutes.
Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, ME) stopped 36 shots for SNHU, which was outshot by Nichols 39-27. Keith Fink (Easton, MD) had 15 goals over two periods before Donny Wynia (Minneapolis, MN) and Cory McGlone (Rochester, NH) split time in the third period.
SNHU returns to action Wednesday night when it hosts Stonehill College in a Northeast-10 Conference game. Faceoff at The Ice Den is slated for 7:30 pm.